Content determined to be spam or inappropriate may be deleted. . The selections for this disc were made by cabaret performer Bobby Short, a lifelong Arlen fan. Add photos, videos, and embeds ex. Not as well known, even among musicians and singers, as Gershwin, Porter, and Kern, Harold Arlen nevertheless produced a body of work that is as ingrained in American musical culture as any of his better know piers. Arlen wrote signature songs for , , , , and.
Arlen first went to New York City in 1924. Arranged for piano, voice and guitar. Overall, this disc is very enjoyable. How to Use The Editor Begin typing in the editor to write your post. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 818-677-3000. The latest homage in Verve's outstanding songwriter's songbook series is paid To Harold Arlen.
The lyricists who worked with him said that he wrote what he felt at all times. Years later, after they first met, novelist-turned lyricist was surprised to find that Arlen wasn't black. Those attributes have made his songs a favorite of jazz musicians for generations, and virtually all of his music can be danced to. Along the road to that career however, Arlen's talent for songwriting was discovered during a break in a dance rehearsal where Arlen was serving as pianist. About from The Soraya program notes by Kirk Silsbee Arlen wrote over 400 songs, 25 motion pictures, ten Broadway shows, and three instrumental suites. Ticket prices subject to change.
In this respect, Arlen is much like the musical equivalent of lyricist Mercer. His choices for selections are excellent, hitting several underheard performers Margaret Whiting, Frances Faye as well known stars Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Elle Fitzgerald. Includes his major works and some previously unpublished titles. The E-mail message field is required. The Songbook is the sixth album in Fitzgerald's series of recordings of songs written by the pantheon of Broadway composers who formed the body of work now considered the.
The Song Book is the sixth album in Fitzgerald's series of recordings of songs written by the pantheon of Broadway composers who formed the body of work now considered the. Under the leadership of Executive Director Thor Steingraber, The Soraya continues to expand its programming and outstanding multidisciplinary performances. Select text to change formatting or add links. Like those of , George and Ira Grshwin, , and , Arlen's songs make up the bedrock of the Great American Songbook. They wrote the memorable songs to The Wizard of Oz.
For more info see the and. He discovered that he enjoyed the piano a great deal, and at a young age decided that he was going to be a professional musician, most hopefully with a Broadway pit band. Born Hyman Arluck, he was a cantor's son in Buffalo, New York. Throughout this set, two things shine through: Arlen's knack for riff writing, and the wide popularity of his music as reflected by the multiple lyricists with whom he collaborated. Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts is located at.
You can add multiple images, add captions, and adjust the layout of the images in your post. He sang in a synagogue choir and took up the piano at nine. Remember to keep you content on topic and appropriate. This album marked the only time that Fitzgerald worked with May. Repeated abuse may get your account blocked.
All songs composed by , with lyricists indicated. He never got Broadway out of his system. Arlen's work encompassed vaudeville, dance bands, Tin Pan Alley, musical revues, movies, and the Broadway stage. Yip Harburg's playful lyrics complemented Arlen's first movie scores. This album marked the only time that Fitzgerald worked with May. Arranged for piano, voice and guitar.